rederic (2564) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bright yellow gold color, with a white head, sweet honeyish pale malt, fruity nose of granny smith apple skin, with a faint brandyish liquor accent, with some fruity esters of citrus, with a hint of lemon peel, apricot, and a light spicy aroma follows though on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, sweet liquorish, fruity, apple skin character, with a bready dough accent, some honeyed pale malt sweetness, with a zesty, citrus peel note, with a warmth mellow mouthfeel, leading towards a malty, honey, warming finish. Thanks Alex
grandgenie (259) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bière dégusté le 16 novembre 2006 avec french tichler. La bière était marqué le 3/3/2002. Je peux vous assurez de la qualité de son vieillissement car elle a passé du jour 1 à la dégustation dans mon cellier. Dégusté dans un verre tulippe. Belle mousse blanche moyennement garnie. De couleur jaune ambré brumeux. Arome d’abricot, de madère, de cidre, de miel, de rhubarbe, de sucre brun et de tarte au pomme. Une bière très complexe et balancé. Cette bière goûte le vieux tonneau de chêne, la licorice, le cuir, le caramel et la banane au fur et a mesure que le liquide se réchauffe. Je ne me souviens pas d’un tel goût en 2002.
Ungstrup (26476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Thanks MaxxDaddy for bringing this to Denmark and sharing. An unclear golden beer with a fast disappearing white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of fruit - especially oranges and pineapples. The flavor is sweet malty with lots of fruit - again primarily oranges and pineapples, but also notes of alcohol, leading to a dry and slightly wheaty finish.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of tangerine, peach, apple, in a cidery way, alcohol, mint leaf, a fruit coffee essence. Flavor starts off with cider, pear, and gathers an increasing yeasty character. However, as the beer begins to show itself with a bit of warming, the cidery feel turns to ginger ale and apple juice, seeming to me to illustrate a beer past its prime.
LilBeerDoctor (2823) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle found randomly in the back of the fridge of my local beer store! Seems to have been stored well...pours a cloudy light orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, particularly apple, some light spices, and yeast. Flavor is mostly sweet with a touch of light fruits, lots of yeast with some bitterness, and a slight vegetal quality. Nice BSA although I suspect this has passed its peak. Still quite enjoyable though.
pantanap (3202) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle via a trade from awhile back....pours a semi cloudy orange brown with a quickly disappearing white head.
...aroma of sweet candied sugar, almost resembling a tripel in nature, dried apricots and other fruits...
flavors were for the most part sweet. candied sugar and yeast,lacking much complexity. somewhat of a dry finish. thin mouthfeel and a little soft on the carbonation side.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, USA - NOV 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and Caged, 750ml via trade with either footbalm or moejuck I think. My congratulations to Obama for winning. Hell yeah, waiting on some important initiatives. Canadian brew to congratulate Obama, only appropriate. Pours orange with a low level of carbonation and not much of a head, but a nice pop of the cork. Nose is sweet and yeasty and incredibly smooth. Taste is sweet with a great apple flavor, a bit like an apple cider feeling. This is a really smooth and well aged
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 (Bottle) Pours hazy dark yellow to light golden orange with a white head. The aroma is yeasty, spicy, fruity and a bit malty with tones of oranges, tangerines, creamy mango, peach, canned pineapple, ripe banana, doughy bread, coriander, ginger, clove, vanilla, cinnamon, fresh herbs, candi sugar, honey, marzipan, smoky/floral incense and light cheesy notes. Complex and well balanced. Like some other Unibroue beer there is something in the spiciness that reminds me of oak. The flavour starts with some candy sweetness but ends on an elegant, light dry note. Light bitter. Good balance between the fruity and spicy tones. A vanilla creaminess lean against fresh tones of apples, pears, mango and sweet oranges. Notes of honey and a rather fat cookie-like maltiness are also present. The mouthfeel is creamy with a perfect, medium carbonation. A light numbing and peppery hint from the alcohol blends well with the lingering citrusy and spicy aftertaste. Medium to full bodied.
AgentSteve (1613) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit too much age on this one, but still had a nice nose of fruity influences with a bit of melon and spice. The flavor was quite the same, but with the added touch of oxidation. Mellow on the palate.
Ibrew2or3 (5823) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear deep gold with thin white head. The aroma is bold apple cider, sweet malts, smooth spices and faint lemon tartness. The taste starts malty sweet before sweet apples goodness picks up and bleeds into more mildly roasted maltiness and smooth spices. The apple note re-surges into the finish. This has aged wonderfully.